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Work ethic.

Making a positive impact in the world through social initiatives and a full-ride scholarship program for high-achieving students.

hard work.

We award need-based scholarships to students to attend top Kansas universities.


We contribute to philanthropic efforts for children and youth, food and public health, and other causes.

the way.

Get to know the dedicated people behind the Rudd Foundation.


Rewriting futures.
Transforming lives.

The enduring impact of the Rudd Scholarship goes beyond the scholars themselves, as it shapes their future and generations to come.


Legacy of hard work.

Leslie Rudd built the Rudd Foundation to recognize and inspire young Kansans with the Midwestern values he learned growing up in Wichita.

Latest News

July 12, 2024

Beyond the Classroom: Student Teaching Abroad

Our next story highlights our recent graduate Blake Murphy, a Rudd Scholar from Emporia State University. Blake earned his Bachelor…
NewsScholar Stories
May 31, 2024

A Rudd Scholar’s New Perspective On Life

Our next Scholar Highlight shares Gary Tran's experience visiting his native country of Vietnam for the first time. This experience…
NewsScholar Announcements
April 8, 2024

Rudd Foundation Awards 45 Full Ride Scholarships to Exceptional Kansas Students

The Rudd Foundation is proud to announce the selection of its seventh cohort of Rudd Scholars, marking a significant milestone…